2014 UT-04: Doug Owens (D) v Mia Love (R) -- Open Seat

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Joseph Robidoux III
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2014 UT-04: Doug Owens (D) v Mia Love (R) -- Open Seat

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:22 am

When I launched my first campaign in 1999, I knew that the arc of my public service would have many chapters. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve the people of Utah during my time in the United States House of Representatives, but my time in the House should not be the sum total of my service. Today, I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives.


[/break1]house.gov/news-releases/matheson-announces-he-will-not-seek-reelection/]http://matheson.house.gov/news-releases ... eelection/This congressional seat is likely to be difficult for Democrats to retain. The Cook Political Report Partisan Voting Index (PVI) rates the [/break1]house.gov/interactive-district-map/]Utah 4th congressional district as R+16.


[/break1]com/file/2013-04-47.pdf]http://cookpolitical.com/file/2013-04-47.pdf



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2014 UT-04: Doug Owens (D) v Mia Love (R) -- Open Seat

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:17 pm

Matheson’s retirement announcement Tuesday turned a top GOP pickup opportunity into a seat for which national Democrats may not compete for the foreseeable future. No names of potential candidates emerged in the immediate aftermath, but anyone jumping in now would face a truncated timeline and a challenging race for the GOP nomination ahead.Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, who lost to Matheson by 768 votes in 2012, got a jump on the GOP competition by kicking off her campaign early this cycle. With the state’s top campaign operative on board and nearly $700,000 in the bank by the end of September, there is a sentiment in the state that her head start could be too much to overcome.[/break1]rollcall.com/mia-love-is-clear-frontrunner-for-matheson-seat/]http://atr.rollcall.com/mia-love-is-cle ... eson-seat/Matheson winning in Utah has always been a head scratcher for me, especially in 2010.



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2014 UT-04: Doug Owens (D) v Mia Love (R) -- Open Seat

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Post by SPen » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:11 pm

The Democrats finally have a candidate: Doug Owens, son of former Congressman Wayne Owens.



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2014 UT-04: Doug Owens (D) v Mia Love (R) -- Open Seat

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:17 pm

[/break1]votedougowens.com/]Doug Owens won the nomination for this US House seat at the April Democratic convention. [/break1]com/]Mia Love won the Republican nomination in April at their convention.[/break1]org/Utah's_4th_Congressional_District_elections,_2014]http://ballotpedia.org/Utah's_4th_Congr ... ions,_2014Owens defeating Love would be an upset. Republicans will likely flip this seat.



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2014 UT-04: Doug Owens (D) v Mia Love (R) -- Open Seat

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Post by SPen » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:01 pm

Yeah this seat is gone. We got a decent candidate here but there's no shot. The only positive is that the DCCC won't be spending millions of dollars each cycle propping up Matheson only for him to vote with the caucus less than 20% of the time. That money is much better spent elsewhere, helping defend other incumbents who are reliably with us or helping fund challengers in IA-03, NJ-03, VA-10, and FL-02 to name a few.



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2014 UT-04: Doug Owens (D) v Mia Love (R) -- Open Seat

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Post by pitbullsigh » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:18 pm

Oh Lord, not Mia "Im Black Im a Mayor Im female Im a Republican and a Mormon" Love :roll: she of "financial aid for me for school but not for thee""My parents are much better and more hardworking Blacks/Immigrants than yours"i dislike her soooo immensely. Token.



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